As Senior Advisor at United Growth, Mr. Leon has more than 30 years of experience and
oversees the United Growth’s retail equity business, including the implementation of individual
client strategies and portfolio management.
Mr. Leon continues his Board level role at HLA Ventures overseeing the investment origination and execution of value-add and opportunistic transactions in all product types. He also is an advisor to the Glencrest Group assisting the company with its private equity platform.
Prior to forming HLA, Mr. Leon co-founded PB&J Acquisitions, an investment management firm focused on the acquisition of value-added commercial real estate in major markets located in Northern California. While there, Mr. Leon spearheaded the fundraising for more than 1.8M s.f of commercial properties from investors which have included Investcorp, Center Squared Capital Management, Washington Capital Management, and high net worth families and individuals.
In 1998, Mr. Leon joined Rawson, Blum & Company (www.rawsonblumleon.com) and became a named partner in 2000. While at RBL, Mr. Leon placed approximately $150M through both the formation of joint venture relationships with many of the nation’s most prestigious financial institutions including Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI), Regency Centers (NYSE:REG), CalPERS, Lubert Adler, and Perlmark Realty Corporation (formerly Transwestern Investment Corporation) and well as fundraising from high net worth individuals and families.
Mr. Leon earned his BA degree with honors from Northwestern University in 1982 and his Juris Doctor degree from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1985. Mr. Leon is an Alumni Council member and former Trustee of Town School for Boys in San Francisco, an Alumni Admission Council representative for Northwestern University, and sits on the Planning Committee of ICSC. Mr. Leon lives with his 4 children in Ross, CA.